Finalists in Local Hero Awards

Chief Radio is extremely proud to have been nominated as a finalist in the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards.  We are in the Arts and Music category and win or lose we are really pleased to be nominated.


The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at Edinburgh's Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on December 9, hosted by Arlene Stuart from Forth One.

Kirsty Baird won this award back in 2019 for her contributions to music.


What have we been up to

Join our beginners Art class

Like the guitar group, our art class was started during the pandemic but it brought people together so well that we decided to continue it.

Carol Baines takes the class fortnightly and it's mostly online so you don't even have to leave your house.  


It costs £5 per session (£10 a month but we do have assisted places)



Join our beginners Guitar Group

Our guitar group started in the Pandemic but Kirsty Baird wanted it to continue and at an affordable price.  We mostly host the lessons online every second week but once every couple of months we book a room and all play together.

This costs £5 per session (£10 a month but we do have assisted places)
Check out our first lesson free on our Youtube channel, then email for more information.

Learn the basics of being a presenter

Have a fun session with the team to learn the basics of what it takes to become a DJ / presenter.



What have we been up to?

Cameron Ledgewidge & Cameron from KGB Guitar group

This was at the Chief Radio 1st Birthday bash.  Our funded Guitar Group played a couple of songs and Cameron Ledgewidge who we play often came and performed a couple of tunes.

The Wandering Hearts chatted to Kirsty Baird 

We don't think that the Wandering hearts get nearly enough airplay on other stations and Kirsty jumped at the chance to chat to them.

They will be in Scotland touring Sept 2021, grab a ticket and be a Chiefer on Tour

Chiefer on Tour to see Tide Lines

Chiefers on Tour is a thing.  It's when a bunch of Chief Radio listeners by tickets to support a band, an artist, or simply just socialise.This was the first gig we had been at since the lock down and it was Tide Lines in Edinburgh

A truly local radio station

The Chief team & Iona Fyfe

As part of the Festival the Chief Team went to the Acoustic Centre to spend an hour listening to the lovely Iona and Michael Biggins.If you get the chance to see a set of hers, do it!

Where will we be next?

Download our new app

Don't forget to give it a 5* review

Download our new App

The 'Wee station' got a big App so now it's easier than ever to tune in to Chief Radio.  Available on iPhone or Android, go to your App Store, search for Chief Radio and download.  No need for 3rd party apps anymore.  Download and take a look around.Give us a 5* review and also easy to share with your friends.

Chief radio broadcasting live from the Biscuit factory Edinburgh

Chief Radio is about to turn 1 year old and to celebrate one of the things we are doing is to broadcast live from the Biscuit factory on Anderson Place in Edinburgh.  On the 1st of August, Kirsty Baird will broadcast her Rock the Care Homes show live from 09.30 and Kerry Thomson will be right behind her with her Beats show.  At 12.00 upstairs at the venue Sing in the City will hold their Art exhibition.  Members from the choir have been busy during the pandemic learning to try different things and art, drawing, painting and generally creative exercises are part of what they have been doing.  

We will have prizes, raffles, friendship and community on offer and everyone is welcome.
Don't forget to book at table at the Biscuit factory for breakfast, lunch or drinks.  More news and info to come for this event soon.

Subscribe to our Youtube channel

Take a look at the Chief's Briefs interview on our channel.  Suzu Quatro, Iona Fyfe, Tide Lines, Skerryvore, Glasvegas and many more

In April 2021 Chief Radio along with Sing in the City are having a 'Daunder' for Cancer Research UK.  The charity itself are having a virtual Race for Life but for those listeners and members that can't manage a 5k, we decided to encourage a Daunder instead.  We are setting our own target over the month and asking our friends and family to sponsor us.
Everyone has had a close on COVID19 for the last 12 months but we can't afford to forget about cancer and as we Daunder we think about the loved ones we have lost and who are still fighting their battle.  Anyone wishing to support Chief Radio in raising money can do so here.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirstybairddaunder

The Scotsman article on Kirsty Baird BEM

Please click here for the full Scotsman story

Chief Radio Founder Kirsty Baird talks of her first gigs.

Kirsty made the front page of the Edinburgh Evening news thanks to Liam Rudden's story about her recent award (BEM) and her early days in music before Sing in the City and Chief Radio.Read the full article here 


" You can't change the world sitting on your hands."

Kirsty Baird

Read the Edinburgh Reporter article on Kirsty Baird after her New Honours award

Kirsty was thrilled, surprised and humbled to be given the British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours.  Read the full story here

Hanley & the Baird charted in the Scottish chart

The removal of the Scottish chart by the Official charts, Apple and Kantar

One of the reasons Kirsty Baird set up Chief Radio was because she wanted a platform to feature and focus on the Scottish Chart. It seemed nobody was playing it. All the commercial stations in Scotland were playing the UK chart even though our Scottish one has been around since 1991.

We were the station that noticed that the chart had been removed and we asked the Official Chart Company, Kantar and Apple Music why it had been stopped.  We started this petition.

Please sign our petition to reinstate the Scottish Chart

This is now in the hands of our MSP's and we hope that we have better news in the months to come.
We believe that Scotland should have it's own chart.  A more relevant chart that shows the music bought in Scotland.  A chart that not only reflects the music that is being bought in Scotland but one that shows the talent that we have here north of the border and the talent from the rest of the world that we support.